Shortcut to Nirvana

Overview

For over two millennia pilgrims and gurus from across the globe have been coming together every twelve years to attend the Kumbh Mela - a celebration that is widely considered to be the largest gathering of humanity on the planet. Though the Kumbh Mela has been shrouded in mystery in the eyes of western civilization, the secrets of this rapturous gathering are now revealed as cameras take a look into the very heart of the festival and speak with those in attendance about what the Kumbh Mela truly means to them. A...
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Overview

For over two millennia pilgrims and gurus from across the globe have been coming together every twelve years to attend the Kumbh Mela - a celebration that is widely considered to be the largest gathering of humanity on the planet. Though the Kumbh Mela has been shrouded in mystery in the eyes of western civilization, the secrets of this rapturous gathering are now revealed as cameras take a look into the very heart of the festival and speak with those in attendance about what the Kumbh Mela truly means to them. A special appearance by the Dali Lama takes viewers further than ever into this wondrous gathering while offering a glimpse of sheer ecstasy rarely experienced by western culture.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Featuring an appearance by The Dalai Lama; A special address by his holiness the Dalai Lama; Additional conversations with five spiritual teachers at the Kumbh Mela; Interview with the filmmakers, with behind-the-scenes footage ; Mela Slide show gallery; Four years later, western pilgrims reflect on their experiences; Theatrical trailer; English closed captioning; Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • UPC: 795975107334
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Zeitgeist Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,686

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shortcut to Nirvana
1. Opening Titles [2:10]
2. Arrival [4:33]
3. Introducing Swamiji [:48]
4. Pilot Baba & Yog Mata [3:27]
5. The Westerners [1:12]
6. Internet Facility & Street Theater [2:05]
7. Bharti Urdvahu [2:57]
8. Bombardment of the Senses [2:05]
9. Purna Praghnamatiji [1:58]
10. Sankalp - Bathing Ritual [2:53]
11. Devraha Hans Baba [5:00]
12. Dyan & Swamiji (1) [2:10]
13. Ramanand Puri [3:52]
14. "The people are friendly." [1:12]
15. "I want to dance!" [1:14]
16. The Rainy Season [:55]
17. Nilakanta Baba [1:38]
18. Silu Acharya [1:54]
19. Eyebalm [3:15]
20. Haridwar Giri [2:59]
21. Dyan & Swami (II) [:59]
22. Bathing Day Approaches [1:02]
23. Sita Ram - 1008 Huts [2:45]
24. Fire Ritual [1:19]
25. Kali Baaba [3:32]
26. Avadhoot Baba [4:29]
27. Dalai Lama [4:01]
28. Drum Baba [1:57]
29. Lost Child [1:57]
30. Yog Mata - 3 Days Later [4:19]
31. Final Impressions [:42]
32. Mauni Amavasya - Main Bathing Day [1:16]
33. March of the Naga Babas [2:42]
34. Nectar of the Gods [1:23]
35. End Credits [2:07]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Shortcut to Nirvana
   Movie
   Scenes
   Extras
      Pilgrims From The West - Four years on...
      The Filmmakers
      Theatrical Trailer
      Mela Gallery
   Discourses
      Ramanand Puri - Yoga & Breathing
      Pilot Baba - Inner Peace & Samadhi
      Sudarshanacharya Maharaj - Devotion to a Goal... & Celebration!
      Purna Praghanamataji - Dharma, Satsang & Gurus
      Sadhevi Ritabharaji - Unity & Conscious Awareness
      The Dalai Lama - Religious Harmony & Inner Peace
   Credits
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